Until now, Microsoft Teams meetings were limited to 300 attendees. If an attendee tried to join a meeting after it reaches capacity, they would be unable to do so. With this new update, all McMaster meeting organizers will be able to host a Teams meeting with overflow capacity, which allows up to 10,000 attendees to join a Teams meeting.
Attendees who join the meeting first, up to the capacity of the main meeting, will get the full Teams meeting experience. They can share audio and video, see participants’ sharing video, and participate in meeting chats. Attendees who join after the main meeting capacity has been reached will have a view-only experience.
Overflow attendees will be able to join the view-only experience through desktop, web and Teams mobile (Android and iOS).
A user’s experience will vary depending on several factors. When the capacity of the main meeting has been reached, an attendee will be unable to join the meeting if:
If there’s space, a user will always join the main meeting. If the main meeting reaches capacity, and one or more attendees leave the main meeting, the main meeting has available capacity. Attendees who join (or rejoin) the meeting will join the main meeting until it reaches capacity again. Overflow attendees who are in the view-only experience will not automatically be promoted to the main meeting and cannot be manually promoted to the main meeting.
If presenter and attendee roles have been set, and a presenter attempts to join a meeting after the main meeting has reached capacity, they’ll join as a view-only attendee and have the same limitations as other view-only attendees. Support to ensure all presenters join the main meeting will roll out at a later date. The organizer will always be guaranteed space in the main meeting.
Limitations for meeting presenters and organizers include:
The Teams view-only experience allows attendees to:
View-only attendees will be at a 30-second video and audio delay in the meeting and only be able to see Live Captions on Desktop and Web. Only English Captions are supported at this time.
Overflow attendees with a view-only experience cannot: